Call us on: 07733 274 522
Call us on: 07733 274 522

Family Therapist

Margaret Dimmock

Margaret has spent the past 12 years working as a family therapist and systemic supervisor, working particularly with young people and their families. She has worked with families facing such challenges as mental/ physical illness, self-harming behaviour, emotional and behavioural difficulties, bereavement, and family conflicts. As a family therapist, Margaret appreciates that difficulties experienced by one family member can impact on all family members and also that the family can be a resource to overcome these difficulties. She has extensive counselling experience, running miscarriage support groups and working with families who have experienced infertility issues, still-birth or foetal anomalies.

Margaret has an MA in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy from the University of Northumbria and an MA in Counselling from the University of Durham. In addition to her extensive therapeutic experience she has a wide range of research interests including autism spectrum disorder assessment and coping strategies for young people who self-harm.

She currently holds the post of Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University within the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

Margaret is a member of the Association for Family Therapy and is also registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).

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“I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Stephen Westgarth without hesitation. My 6 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Selective Mutism which requires a very delicate approach, and I am happy to say that after 18 months in Dr Westgarth’s care she has now been discharged and is talking freely in all situations. During our first consultation my daughter spoke in front of Stephen, although not directly to him – at the time this was a feat in itself, and speaks volumes about the man beyond his role as a doctor. From that point on I was sure that we were in very good hands. His manner was calm, approachable, structured and determined. He was absolutely meticulous in his approach to treating my daughter and we will never be able to thank him enough.”

Parent of a child with Selective Mutism